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    Ww1 AVM. RPPC. CDV.
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  1. As a 47 year old that blows my mind! I've got a few Canadian cap/collar badges, I think though only from 1900 on, I will dig out and maybe if of possible interest will post. thanks again tony
  2. The lanyard is total length about 34 cm. it is made from one piece of cord. The centre braid is 15cm then one end is 10cm the other is 8.5/9.0 cm. it went from a main tunic button to the shoulder. picture 5 above shows the knotted end- a clever unstitched tuck knot. That end is unbroken just knotted then returns picture 6 above shows the only stitching required to complete to work. It is discreetly tucked in the end of the braid work. the balls are solid and bristly. Each end with puncture holes for the threading of the suspending cords/lanyard that allowed them to hang. the two larger are 4cm diameter the odd one is 3cm in width. i acquired these and the CDV together along with a number of Alpine related items -some military and some I suppose are not. tony
  3. Thanks Mike, after quick read,even with my beer goggles on- that link is spot on. --- You mention the Boer war- is that specifically your interest? I love postcards/pics of all sorts. I know somewhere I've got cards of scenes/uniforms that predate Ww1. I think I've even got some postage stamps of the like. Certainly vintage British Napoleonic themed illustrations of uniforms and antique late 19c German cards of all sorts.... if I dig them out would you or others be interested? if so, I would enjoy sharing them and would like to give you notice when they are up? either way - I appreciate you replying to this. cheers tony....
  4. Hi Mike, glad you like it and.... thanks for the heads up. (((Just between you and me....!... i got my nutsack burnt by asbestos in the mid 80's....))) So I will take care as of now...., ------- i don't suppose you could tell me the proper name for this ? there is another thread about a Canadian mark II helmet- would this be one also? i only know (think I know!) that Mark I is ww1 and mark 4 (Brit) was N. Ireland issue? Cheers tony
  5. Hi Gents I seem to recall this 1941 helmet has a '39 liner. Helmet maker marked for 1941 but I can't see any markings on the liner - so perhaps to those who know there is a visual difference but I'm not one of them! There is also a peculiar clearly ink stamped, arrow marking stamped in the crown inside - its pointing to the crown liner bolthole.... I cant see it being required for the purpose of finding the hole - you can't miss it - but maybe they didn't take the chance! Can anyone know of a further purpose for it? It is in great nick with original paint and just a bit of wear. It's nothing Too special I suppose but I think it's worth sharing with you.,.. hope you like it tony
  6. Hi. Gents cant be sure if it is the case but this CDV is apparently the above award on the recipient.... sadly I could not get a name to go with it. tony
  7. Hi Gents Some additional pics.... tony
  8. Hi Gents Mismatched pair....j Crowns differ so assume one old one new. ? Both very stiff metal. Backs different too... I think these are 'Army' collar insignia..... tony
  9. Hi Gents some better photos... tony
  10. Thanks Demir I do..... and will.... ! Tony
  11. Hi Gents a talented man took time to make this - perhaps a Pow? hope you like it.... tony
  12. Nice find Jock were there any clues as to his name? Do you know if he's amongst the graves? tony
  13. hi Gents thanks for ongoing efforts.... i just found a picture on a Wikipedia page... Tony
  14. GreyC Quality photo. May be why the photographer got so popular.... - lovely. tony tony